Multi-sensoriality:

the key to development


5 senses for kids Foundation” aims to raise awareness on the importance of multi-sensoriality.

5 senses, but not only

A platform for parents of educational resources on multisensoriality


5 senses for kids Foundation” is a resource centre to help parents to ensure their children‘s development and growth.
The site provides an overview of the latest scientific findings on child brain development and function. It explains to parents how these latest discoveries can be translated into everyday life with their child. It also offers many sensory activities to promote the cognitive, sensory and social development of children, and of course with the goal of sharing good moments with their child.

The development of the 5 senses

Taste

During the first two
the first two years,
the child builds
his or her palette
of tastes.


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Eyesight

Newborns have a
have a preference for
for objects with
objects with high
contrast, such as black
and white.




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Smell

Before birth,
the foetus
is able to
smell in water.


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Touch

The skin is the
largest sensory organ
sensory organ
of the body in both
adults and child.



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Hearing

The child has
a musical ear
until the end of the
first year of life
of life.



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Taste

During the first two years, children build up their palette of tastes.

To find out more

Eyesight

Newborns have a preference for high-contrast objects, such as black and white.

To find out more

Smell

Before birth, a foetus is able to smell in water.

To find out more

Touch

The skin is the body’s largest sensory organ in both adults and children.

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Hearing

Children have a musical ear until the end of their first year of life.

To find out more


These senses can be used alone or in combination with each other.

However, children’s experience is not limited to these five senses. Other information must be considered in sensory and cognitive development :

  • the sense of balance,
  • proprioception (positions of different parts of the body),
  • control and precision of movement,
  • and many others.

In addition, we recommend incorporating play aspects into the learning process. Young children discover and learn by playing. They can test their mental, conceptual representations, in order to maintain or modify them, through role-playing, which can sometimes imitate the adult world.

Encouraging new researches in the field of early childhood


5 senses for kids Foundation” also aims to be a resource centre for researchers on sensoriality. The aim is to encourage researchers to focus on the sensory-cognitive skills of young children and to advance research.

There is still much to be discovered about how the human senses work.

“5 senses for kids Foundation” comprises a diverse group of researchers who are passionate about these issues.

Equal opportunities through the multi-sensory approach

A definite factor for social integration


While many children live in a family environment that is conducive to the development of their sensory-cognitive skills, others need additional help.

Children are born with the same skills, but it is only through experience that these skills can be developed and reinforced.

Thus the link between learning and language is with no doubt a point of social discrimination. « 5 senses for kids Foundation » provides a complementary tool to restore equality of opportunity by emphasising the importance of multi-sensoriality and providing access to sensory education.

Moreover, keeping children in a multi-sensory universe helps to fight against the dangers of screens and isolation.

Helping parents, doing prevention, raising awareness of the sensory capacities of newborns, help to build social links between different communities and generations.

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